Saturday, November 5, 2011

Amazing Amber

Amber is amazing. It’s not a true gemstone because it isn’t an inorganic mineral like diamonds or lapis lazuli. It’s million year old tree sap. Just think, something as common, sticky and sometimes annoying as tree sap is converted over time into a warm, translucent, softly gleaming precious jewel.
It comes in several natural colors, from a clear, sun filled light lemon to a mandarin orange to a deep rich red brown cognac color to an olive green. Some pieces even encapsulate tiny insects and plant life from prehistoric times. Remember Jurassic Park?
Another wonderful quality of amber is its versatility. It can be worn with casual, business and formal clothes. The lighter colors, particularly the very bright, lemon yellow is perfect for casual wear. Slip it on with a t-shirt and a pair of jeans and go out to lunch or to a ball game. Tuck a mandarin orange colored amber necklace in the neck of a business blouse or over a turtleneck sweater and you are ready for work. Slip a warm, silky, cognac colored amber necklace around your neck for a luscious look as you go out for an evening on the town. And as for the green amber - well it is so fantastic and gorgeous that it can go anywere.
Whenever you wear amber, you can be confident that your natural beauty is sure to radiate.